The Castle of Llyr
Publish date: May 1st 2006
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Pages no: 174
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Prydain (#3)
This was one of the first Chronicles I ever read and helped sell me on Prydain as a kid, but on revisiting them as an adult I find it's my least favourite. We see far too little Eilonwy for a book that should be her story, and she has far too little agency and is even flightier than usual.That said,...
The third volume of The Chronicles of Prydain begins with the hot-headed sword-maiden Eilonwy sent off to the royal house on the Isle of Mona to learn how to be a princess and a lady, two things she has zero interest in. Taran and Gurgi accompany her on the sea voyage with Prince Rhun, a clumsy youn...
Taran is tasked with escorting Princess Eilonwy to the Isle of Mona, where she'll be taken in by distant relatives -- the king and queen, who will help her learn how to be a proper young lady (an idea she finds ridiculous). They sail there on a ship "captained" by the island's Prince Rhun. Once th...
I've decided that as long as I read from the point of view of a 10 year old I can endure--possibly even find entertainment--reading the Chronicles of Prydain. The third book, The Castle of Llyr, held my attention much better than the first two...which isn't actually saying much because the first two...
Review coming soon.
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